Q&A: James Birkhead, Director of Transportation Risk at NSM Insurance Group, current Chair of the Veterans Committee and member of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce's Board of Directors
Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background.
I served in the Marine Corps infantry, including two deployments to Fallujah, Iraq. Now I lead a team writing insurance for transportation companies at NSM Insurance Group, and remain actively involved in the local veteran community.
Why do you believe your business/ organization is a Chamber member?
The Delco Chamber is a fantastic resource for the greater Delaware County business community; flexible, interconnected, and in tune with the realities of running a business.
Continue reading to learn more about James Birkhead and lead more about he helps the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce drive business forward in Delaware County.
What has been the most valuable aspect of your Delaware County Chamber of Commerce membership?
Ability to meet other local business people, leaders etc. who want to be "involved.'
Can you tell us what committee you currently sit on at the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce and why you believe it's important to be involved with this group?
I lead the Veterans Committee. I enjoy this position because Trish and her team give us the freedom to create events that are authentic and provide value to the veteran community. They are in it for the right reasons, and that allows us to work to make a difference.
How did you first get involved with the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce Committee that you listed above?
I was speaking with Trish about ways to get more involved, and the concept of forming a veterans committee was brought up.
What is the most rewarding part of working on a committee at the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce?
Being able to meet many inspirational people.
What advice would you like to share with fellow professionals interested in getting involved at the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce?
Its worth it.
How did this committee introduce you to new connections in the Delaware County business community?
Great events and effective outreach
What surprised you most about getting involved with that committee?
The flexibility we were given
Learn more about the Veterans & Business Committee at www.delcochamber.org/veterans